Lewis H. Glinert


Prof.Glinert's current and recent research interests focus on three main areas:
  1. GENERAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS:
    particularly as applied to medical, safety and consumer information in the US and UK.

  2. LANGUAGE PLANNING:
    working on theoretical aspects of function planning, with particular reference to
    The language of safety information and general consumer information
    Absorption of immigrants in Israel;
    The status of Hebrew as a written language;
    The sociology of Hebrew dictionaries.

  3. SOCIOLINGUISTICS OF JEWISH LANGUAGE:
    The Yiddish letter-writing manual, a little explored Yiddish literary genre that challenges sociolinguistic conventions about what Yiddish is legitimate;
    The language of the Ultraorthodox Jewish world;
    The rebirth of Spoken Hebrew.


In addition, Glinert has recently published studies in popular Jewish and Israeli culture:
The Golem myth
The musical memorialization of Yitzhak Rabin.


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